Feel deeply connected to our inner wisdom and trust that guides us in our choices.
INDIGO governs the BROW chakra or third eye, in the centre of the forehead.
Inspires your visionary process and fosters understanding, while minimizing the cloudiness of illusion and confusion.
Location - Forehead/between the eyebrows
Sanskrit Name - Ajna
Color - Indigo Blue
# of Petals - 2
Element - Light
Mantra - Om or Sham
Mind - Visual Consciousness
Emotion - Clarity of Intuition
Spirit - Insight
Aqua Aura Crystal
Aromatherapy/ Essential Oils & Herbs
INTUITION, MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING
Related organs: eyes, lower head and sinuses
Endocrine gland: pituitary gland.
Associated problems: tension headache, migraine, visual defects, short-sightedness, long-sightedness, glaucoma, cataracts, sinus problems, ear problems.
Personality Traits: Intuitive, fearless, practical, idealistic, wise, and a truth seeker.
Indigo relates to self responsibility - being responsible for one's own life, responsible to oneself to follow the soul's path and needs and trusting one's own intuition. (the ability to see things from a 'higher' viewpoint rather than purely for satisfaction of the ego or one's material comfort.). The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.
Positive Aspects of Indigo
- Highly Intuitive
- Clear Sighted
- Orderly Mind
Negative Aspects of Indigo
- Inability to Trust Intuition
- Scattered Mind
- Blinkered Vision
Nutrition for the Third Eye: Brain foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and vegetables are all great choices when it comes to nourishing our third eye. Dark chocolate (which contains caffeine) not only helps with our mental clarity, it also can also help us feel more relaxed and help lower high-blood pressure! We should always intuitively eat, as our body knows what it needs. Certain berries, (blueberries and strawberries) are shown to have a positive influence over our memory and ability to learn! Berries contain powerful antioxidants that help us in our cognitive thinking and reasoning.
AJNA CHAKRA (Third eye)
Meaning : Perception Element : Light Action : Intuition Mindset : Humanity Aspects: Spends life for others Guna : Sattva Yoga: Yantra
Yantra : Ajna is the next chakra with ninety six different nadis entering from two sides in bunches of 48 each and visualized as a rotating vortex of energy with petals carrying energy from the eyes, base of skull, brow etc. The two petals symbolize the end of dualism, or the two worlds - manifest and unmanifest or denotes the two nadis that meet here - ida and pingala. The colour of this chakra is Indigo. Its deity Ardhanareshwar a half-female and half-male form of Shiva - Shakti, symbolizes the left and right brain activity union.
Mantra: "Aum" or "Om" is the Bija(seed) mantra which is the drone of the person's body itself. The mean sound from the nadis coming in from the two sides are "Hum" and "Kshum".
Practices : There are teachers and gurus who teach the correct techniques of stimulating the chakras using visualization, puja, havans and mantras, also called kriya kands. Different practices are said to stimulate the Ajna chakra, including Trataka (steady gazing), Shambhavi Mudra (gazing at the space between the eyebrows), and some forms of Pranayama (breath exercises).This chakra can be cleaned/opened by meditating on Aum.
Foods : Ganja, Grass, Herb, Marijuana, Weed, Incense etc.
General : Ajna is associated with the third eye on the forehead. It is sometimes associated with the pineal gland, and sometimes with the pituitary gland. The Pituitary Gland is considered as the master gland of all endocrine glands, whose secretions control all the other endocrine glands. The third eye is the conscience. It enhances the development of psychic abilities - clairaudience, clairvoyance etc. Being the connecting point of the three main nadis - ida, pingala and sushumana, it goes beyond the routine of day-to-day life and has an overview of existence and a person with an active ajna chakra will spend his life serving humanity.
The normal functioning of this chakra activates intellect and psychic abilities, imagination, possibility of bright visualization.Imbalance of the sixth chakra makes concentration more difficult, mind stiff, communicativeness bad, can provoke schizophrenia. Its malfunctioning may be the reason of head aches.